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Our Story


The history of thechurch

The Story of theChurch

In 1974, after receiving a BA from Lee University, Tony & ShirleyAnn Scott accepted the pastorate of their first church in Sylvania, Ohio, with a congregation of 45 people. Their vision was to impact the city by helping people connect with God and reach their full potential. The congregation began to grow and in 2005, theChurch purchased this 57-acre campus, which was formerly a Fortune 500 company.

Our campus includes 120,000 square feet on 57 acres of land and consists of North & South buildings that connect. The North building consists of a chapel, restaurant, classrooms and a hotel where Kairos Young Adults meet and where we have our Summer Camps for 4-5th graders and 6-12th graders. The South building consists of the main auditorium, coffee shop, Meet & Greet, resources, information, classrooms and small group rooms. The upper level consists of the S.I.A. (Spiritual Intelligence Agency) Children’s Ministry (preschool and elementary). The lower level consists of Xchange Student Ministry, Production department, and our Administrative offices.
With a passion for ministry and Christ-centered living, our Senior Pastor Tony and ShirleyAnn’s heart remains true to God’s Kingdom. They have committed their lives to teaching the Word of God, discipling, mentoring and helping people discover their purpose to live their God-intended destiny. theChurch has four campuses – Maumee, Fremont, Northwood and Online.

We are a Bible-based church for all people, races, cultures, and nationalities. The life-giving messages, the passionate worship, the joy of the weekend services, and the simple style of teaching the Bible has brought tremendous growth. At theChurch, we teach a balanced life – spirit, soul & body with the Bible as our textbook. We emphasize the teaching of His Word and the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Weekly message notes are given to you as you enter the auditorium and as you leave you can pick up “Talk It Over”, a daily devotion that will help you understand the message in depth. These are located in holders near Guest Services and the guest’s entrance.

God is at work at theChurch, so we invite you to see for yourself how exciting church can be when the focus is simple and people are free to go after God with passion. Our doors are wide open to people who have a hunger to know God. Regardless of where you are on your spiritual journey, we welcome you. So, whether you are someone just starting to ask questions about God, or a committed Christian who wants to go deeper in your faith, you can feel at home at theChurch.

What’s Next?

If you’ve made the decision to follow Jesus, or if you still have questions, we’d love to talk with you about it. Stop by a campus this weekend call us at 419.866.2094, ovr send us an email. We want to help you take your next steps and learn how to follow Jesus.

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